Sean Penn

Profession: Actor | Director | Writer
Sean Penn
  Real name: Sean Justin Penn
Birthdate: August 17, 1960
Age: 62 years
Country: United States United States
Horoscope: Leo
Stature: 1,73 m


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Sean Justin Penn, better known as Sean Penn, is an American Actor, Director and Writer. He has won two Academy Awards, an Golden Globes Awards and an Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG). He's known for The Interpreter (2005), Mystic River (2003) and Friends (TV Series) (1994).

All Movies of Sean Penn

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  • Licorice Pizza
    Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. US Release: November 2021
    Character: Jack Holden
    United States  2021
  • Flag Day
    A father lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to provide for his daughter.
    Character: John Vogel | Movie director
    United States  2021
  • Gaslit (TV Series)
    A modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal centering on untold stories and forgotten characters of the time.
    United States  2021
  • The First (TV Series)
    TV Series (2018). 8 Episodes. Sean Penn leads an ensemble cast in this near-future drama about a crew of astronauts attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Under the direction of visionary aerospace magnate Laz Ingram (Nata...
    United States  2018
  • The Professor and the Madman
    A professor begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a doctor at an insane asylum.
    Character: Dr. William Chester Minor
    United States  2017
  • The Last Face
    A director (Charlize Theron) of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political/social revolution, and together face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life through civ
    Director of the film
    United States  2016
  • The Gunman
    A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.
    United Kingdom  2015
  • The Human Experiment
    A documentary that explores chemicals found in everyday household products.
    United States  2013
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    The remake of the 1947 film about Walter Mitty, a milquetoast man who lives life vicariously through daydreams in which he envisions himself in a series of heroic, fantastic personas.
    United States  2013
  • Gangster Squad
    Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and--if he has his way--every wire bet placed west of ...
    Character: Mickey Cohen
    United States  2013
  • This Must Be the Place
    Cheyenne is a former rock star. At 50 he still dresses "Goth" and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn't on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father ha...
    Character: Cheyenne
    Italy  2011
  • The Tree of Life
    The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reco...
    Character: Jack
    United States  2011
  • Fair Game
    As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat Joe Wilson, is drawn into the investigation...
    Character: Joe Wilson
    United States  2010
  • The People Speak
    A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."
    Character: Self
    United States  2009
  • What Just Happened?
    A desperate movie producer hanging on to the tattered threads of his career as he tries to maintain his dignity while surviving the mounting humiliations of Hollywood. What Just Happened is a sharp comedy about two nail-biting, ba...
    Character: Sean Penn
    United States  2008
  • Milk
    The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White. In 1977, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) was ...
    Character: Harvey Milk
    United States  2008
  • Brando (TV)
    The enigmatic and unparalleled Marlon Brando is examined in a new original documentary, Brando. The unmistakable voice, striking good looks and eccentric personality - and the complex inner life they cloaked: This portrait sifts t...
    Character: Self
    United States  2007
  • Persepolis
    Tehran 1978: An eight year old Marjane, dreams of being a future prophet, intent on saving the world. Cherished by her modern and cultivated parents and adored by her grandmother, she avidly follows the events that lead to the dow...
    Character: voz Sr. Satrapi - padre de Marjane
    France  2007
  • Into the Wild
    Freshly graduated from college and with a promising future ahead, 22-year-old Christopher McCandless chose instead to walk out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. Christopher abandoned his possessions,...
    Director of the film
    United States  2007
  • All the King's Men
    Remake. Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana. Steven Zaillian's update features Sean Penn and Patricia Clarkson ...
    Character: Willie Stark
    United States  2006
  • The Interpreter
    In this suspense thriller Ms. Kidman plays a United Nations interpreter who overhears a death threat against an African head of state about to address the General Assembly, and Mr. Penn plays a federal agent assigned to protect he...
    Character: Tobin Keller
    United Kingdom  2005
  • The Assassination of Richard Nixon
    In the film, which is based on a true story, Penn plays Sam Bicke, a disillusioned "everyman" who, in 1974, was driven to plot the assassination of the 37th President of the United States. Despite the fact that his marri...
    Character: Samuel J. Bicke
    United States  2004
  • It's All About Love
    Year 2021. The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they re...
    Character: Marciello
    Denmark  2003
  • Pauly Shore is Dead
    Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's lo...
    Character: Sean Penn
    United States  2003
  • Mystic River
    When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of Boston, Jimmy Markum (SEAN PENN), Dave Boyle (TIM ROBBINS) and Sean Devine (KEVIN BACON) spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most boys did in thei...
    Character: Jimmy Markum
    United States  2003
  • 21 Grams
    College professor Paul Rivers (Sean Penn) and his wife Mary (Charlotte Gainsbourg) find their union precariously balanced between life and death. He is mortally ill and awaiting a heart transplant, while she hopes to become pregna...
    Character: Paul
    United States  2003
  • 11'09''01 - September 11
    A reaction piece to the United States' terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, this controversial film calls upon eleven directors from various countries to contribute 11-minute 9-second films about the event. Variously political,...
    Director of the film
    France  2002
  • The Pledge
    Detective Jarry Black (Nicholson) is just retiring from his long years on duty. But on his final case, he is determined to find the killer of a mother's (Wright-Penn) young daughter, when the police give up searching. He makes a p...
    Director of the film
    United States  2001
  • I Am Sam
    Sam Dawson (Sean Penn) is a developmentally disabled adult who has been singularly raising his daughter, Lucy for all of her seven years. Sam provides a fun and loving environment for Lucy, but it soon becomes apparent that she is...
    Character: Sam Dawson
    United States  2001
  • A Constant Forge
    A look at the life, times, and art of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes through interviews with his family, friends, and admirers of his work.
    Character: Self
    United States  2000
  • Up at the Villa
    A woman left alone by the death of her husband finds her love life has become suddenly and dangerously complicated in this drama. Mary Panton (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a British woman living in Italy in 1938 who has been financial...
    United Kingdom  2000
  • The Beaver Trilogy
    It begins in 1979 with the chance meeting in a Salt Lake City parking lot where filmmaker Trent Harris is approached by an earnest small-town dreamer from Beaver, Utah. Harris jumps at the chance when the young man invites him to ...
    United States  2000
  • The Weight of Water
    Newspaper photographer Jean Janes (Catherine McCormack) travels to a New Hampshire island with her husband Thomas (Sean Penn), brother-in-law Rich (Josh Lucas), and his girlfriend Adaline Gunne (Elizabeth Hurley) to investigate an...
    Character: Thomas Janes
    United States  2000
  • Before Night Falls
    Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood in Oriente province to his death in New York City. He joins Castro's rebels. By 1964, he is in Havana. He meets the wealthy Pepe...
    Character: Cuco Sánchez
    United States  2000
  • Sweet and Lowdown
    Master guitar-playing jazz genius of the 30s, Emmet Ray is only rivalled by the man with whom he is obsessed: the legendary Django Reinhardt. The off-stage Emmet is an arrogant, uncouth womanizer who drinks too much and gets off s...
    Character: Emmet Ray
    United States  1999
  • Hurlyburly
    David Rabe's 1984 play HURLYBURLY made it to the big screen in 1998, with some well-measured performances from a cast littered with big names from the Hollywood A-list. Ostensibly Anthony Drazan's film is a riff on the empty-heade...
    Character: Eddie
    United States  1998
  • The Thin Red Line
    1942, Guadalcanal. US soldiers land on the island, hoping to take it back from the Japanese. At first, they encounter no resistance. C for Charlie company ventures into the jungle, discovering the corpses of some colleagues who've...
    Character: Sargento Edward Welsh
    United States  1998
  • She's So Lovely
    Married mom Maureen and her doting husband, Joey, find their lives of domestic tranquillity rent asunder by the resurgence of Maureen's first husband, Eddie, an alcoholic so violent and obsessive that Maureen had him committed. Bu...
    Character: Eddie Quinn
    United States  1997
  • Loved
    K.D. Deitrickson (William Hurt) is a district attorney who sets out to prove that a man accused of abusing three women is guilty. The evidence against the defendant is overwhelming – one is dead, another confined to a wheelchair...
    United States  1997
  • Hugo Pool
    Hugo Dugay is a young pool cleaner in Los Angeles. In the course of one day, Hugo cleans 44 pools, deals with eccentric and dangerous clients, helps her parents grow up, and still find time to fall in love.
    Character: Strange Hitchhiker
    United States  1997
  • U-Turn
    Bobby Cooper (Penn) is a gambler on the run who has the misfortune to have his radiator hose blow in a godforsaken Arizona hole-in-the-wall. He quickly meets the stunning Grace McKenna (Jennifer Lopez), and they go to her place to...
    Character: Bobby Cooper
    United States  1997
  • The Game
    Director David Fincher followed the success of his dark and atmospheric crime thriller Seven (1995) with another exercise in stylish film noir, this time lifting the pallid atmosphere a notch to indulge in a fast-paced trip throug...
    Character: Conrad Van Orton
    United States  1997
  • The Crossing Guard
    Freddie Gale is a seedy jeweler who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl. After a hit-and-run takes the life of a man's daughter, breaking his heart and destroying his marriage, he plots revenge on the man...
    Director of the film
    United States  1995
  • Dead Man Walking
    This acclaimed film traces the relationship between a death-row inmate and the local nun to whom he turns for spiritual guidance in the days leading up to his scheduled execution. Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn) has been convicted of...
    Character: Matthew Poncelet
    United States  1995
  • Friends (TV Series)
    TV Series (1994-2004). 10 Seasons. 236 episodes. Six young people from New York, on their own and struggling to survive in the real world, find the companionship, comfort and support they get from each other to be the perfect anti...
    Character:  Eric 2 episodes, 2001
    United States  1994
  • Carlito's Way
    Puerto Rican Carlito Brigante is released from jail after serving five years of a much longer stretch. He vows to go straight and to live life as a fine, upstanding citizen. He even rekindles a romance with his ex-lover. However, ...
    Character: Kleinfeld
    United States  1993
  • The Indian Runner
    Sean Penn makes an arresting directorial debut with this intense character drama inspired in equal parts by the stark, folksy, early-'80s recordings of singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen (the film is loosely based on his song &qu...
    Director of the film
    United States  1991
  • State of Grace
    Terry Noonan (Sean Penn) returns to New York's Hell's Kitchen after twelve years to find that his old neighborhood of seedy bars and Irish-American mobsters has been taken over by Yuppies hell-bent on gentrification. Terry's child...
    Character: Terry
    United States  1990
  • We're No Angels
    A couple of escaped convicts on the run find refuge with the Church when they are mistaken for two priests. The two are keen to flee but are unable to do so without the help of Molly.
    Character: Jim
    United States  1989
  • Casualties of War
    Eriksson (Michael J. Fox), a young american soldier, arrives in Vietnam and is assigned to a unit of men who have been in the jungle for many months. Their sergeant Tony Meserve (Sean Penn) has only one more mission to complete be...
    Character: Meserve
    United States  1989
  • Judgment in Berlin
    American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
    United States  1988
  • Colors
    A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear.
    Character: Danny McGavin
    United States  1988
  • Shanghai Surprise
    Madonna and Sean Penn, who were husband and wife at the time, starred in this notorious box-office bomb that one critic termed "Flop Suey." The film takes place in 1937, during the Japanese occupation of China. Drug runner Walter ...
    Character: Glendon Wasey
    United Kingdom  1986
  • At Close Range
    Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary,...
    Character: Brad Jr.
    United States  1985
  • The Falcon and the Snowman
    John Schlesinger directed this fact-based drama - adapted from Robert Lindsay's bestseller of the same title -- about two Californians, friends since boyhood, who are caught selling government secrets to the Soviet Union. Christop...
    Character: Daulton Lee
    United States  1985
  • Crackers
    Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner is out of town. During the elaborate plan...
    United States  1984
  • Racing With the Moon
    Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsib...
    Character: Henry 'Hopper' Nash
    United States  1984
  • Bad Boys
    Teenage tough guy Mick O'Brien is a delinquent whose crimes eventually land him in a juvenile correctional facility. There, he soon becomes the head honcho amongst the JD's, but his status is challenged when his neighborhood nemes...
    United States  1983
  • Fast Times
    Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by thei...
    Character: Jeff Spicoli
    United States  1982
  • Taps
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    United States  1981

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